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Campus Explorer is a free service that helps all students find the schools which best match their higher education needs by providing tuition costs, scholarship information and college rankings, as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools


Rankings of national and local colleges and universities have been released  by U.S. News & World Report.Widely considered the leading and most objective college-ranking tool in the world, the U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of the top colleges is an outstanding destination for students who want to go to the best-reputed college to which they can gain admittance. The colleges are ranked based on factors such as academic programs, extracurricular activities, acceptance rates, and research functions that can enrich the student's campus life. It's an influential resource among the most ambitious students (and parents).

 State University of New York- Explore Undergraduate Programs By Interest:

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. Browse academic programs at 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and colleges of technology, as well as online learning options.

White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities  Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions that were established prior to 1964 with the principal mission of educating Black Americans. HBCUs are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the Black community as well as the entire nation.  Check out a list of accredited HBCUs and resources for HBCU Students



White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. In the 2021–22 academic year, 572 institutions met the federal criteria,  up from 539 institutions in the 2018–19 academic year. Check out a list of designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions and resources for HSI Students



The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD), is a federally-funded project under the U.S. Department of Education to provide technical assistance and information to anyone needing information about disability and higher education, including college students, their families, faculty, college administrators and staff, disability services professionals, researchers, and policymakers.  The Campus Disability Resource (CeDaR) Database provides information about disability services, programming, courses, and resources on campuses across the country. 

LGBTQ+ College Student Guide

In 2018, an Association of American Universities survey of over 180,000 university students found that 16.9% of students identify as non-heterosexual. This LGBTQ+ College Student Guide includes tips for finding an LGBTQ-Friendly College as well as information on legal protections for LGBTQ+ students and a guide to Student Resources and Organizations.